If done right, saying goodbye to your home before moving can be a cathartic experience. It’s been witness to many events that added meaning to your life, after all.
Many people like to leave an imprint of themselves behind before they go, but the next owner of your house might not appreciate names carved into trees or handprints in cement. Instead, Busy Buddies, one of the leading senior move managers, recommends the tips below.
Take a Piece With You
Bring with you something tangible that will remind you of your beloved, soon-to-be-former home. It could be a flowering plant from your garden, old cabinet hardware from the kitchen or a peculiar bedroom lighting fixture. Consider replacing whatever item you take with something you’re less attached to so it won’t cause problems with whoever buys your house.
Throw a Party
Many experts in moving seniors will agree that having a party in your home one last time before you move can be therapeutic. Such a gathering is also a wonderful opportunity to visit with all of your friends whom you might not see as often after you move to your new place.
Leave It in Good Condition
Sweat equity can do more than just increase your property’s value; it’s also a nice gesture to express your love for your home before you hand over the keys to the new owner. Don’t overdo it, though. Making sure it’s aesthetically pleasing will suffice.
Write the Next Owner a Letter
The new owner of your house will appreciate it if you declutter your home before moving, but leaving a heartfelt letter can add a nice touch to each other’s relocation as well. Putting your feelings down on paper can give you closure while providing the other party a warm welcome. No need to tell your life story; keep your letter short and sweet.
Let Busy Buddies help make your move as stress-free as possible. Call (703) 682-0033 to schedule your free initial consultation with us in Arlington, VA.